12 months
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
1431 USD/credit 42930 USD/year
543 USD/credit 16290 USD/year
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This Special Education degree at George Mason University is designed to prepare both educators for the classroom and individuals working in a special education context outside of the classroom with the specialized skills and content knowledge needed to support the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Students may focus their  Special Education degree at George Mason University on a specific area in the field by completing a licensure or non-licensure certificate program in conjunction with the MEd and using certificate coursework to fulfill the elective credits for the MEd degree program.

Key Features

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is committed to excellence, innovation, and collaboration in research and the preparation of professionals for the highest levels of practice and service in diverse schools, organizations, and communities.CEHD provides leadership in transforming schools, organizations, and communities through research, teaching, and collaboration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Language Development and Reading
  • Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners
  • Applied Behavior Analysis: Verbal Behavior
  • Supporting Communication and Literacy for Individuals with Autism 
  • Computer Applications for Special Populations
  • Special Education Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have earned or will earn* a minimum of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a US institution of higher education accredited by one of the organizations found here, or an equivalent degree from a nationally recognized non-US institution.
  • You must have earned a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale or better in your baccalaureate study. The GPA requirement can be higher for individual graduate programs.
  • If you are an applicant with domestic educational credentials (inside the United States): you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts on the online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1431 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 543 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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